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Meet The Original Force Of Nature
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not watch it in the rain.
I will not watch it on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I will not watch it in a box.
I will not watch it with a fox.
I will not watch it in a house.
I do not watch it with a mouse.
I do not like it here or there.
I will not watch it ANYWHERE!
I already watched this piece of shit, so take your DVD and go you twit.
I do not like The Lorax, Sam, so pack up your line of crap and scram!
Film #15 of the June Challenge
There once was a land of wood
where hollies bloomed like nothing else could
In it sat a man, quite the shnook
In his hands was a children's book
This man was an executive of 35
or so this author might contrive
He was a man of astonishing greed
From piles of money he would feed!
He did not understand the words of the book
it was why he did not even own a Nook.
But his was a job that did not require knowing how to read
All he had to do was lead.
So he enlisted several men
to make a film for children of ten
It would not be short, it…
The Lorax is another example of a Dr. Seuss’ film adaptation that has failed to capture the charm of the book. They’ve taken a simple and timely fable and turned it into a loud and garish bore that labours on its environmental message whilst failing to actually entertain its audience. The story centres on a 12-year-old boy who escapes the confines of his artificial city - Thneedville - to find a real tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. There he meets the reclusive Once-ler who tells him the story of The Lorax, the guardian of the forest, and how Thneedville came into being.
Dr. Seuss’ cautionary tale about greed and environmentalism is buried somewhere in this…
I'm sure I benefited from not having read the Dr. Seuss fable this film is based on - and I'm saying this because everyone seems to love the original story and yet everyone who read it basically hates the film, saying it doesn't have the heart of the book and it doesn't capture its charm. I (an ignorant bastard who hasn't read any of Dr. Seuss's acclaimed children books), on the other hand, found it a heartwarming story with often funny jokes, fascinating set pieces and a wonderful, eye-catching animation. The only big problems I found in this quite entertaining animated film were the way they stretched the story (honestly, an hour would have been more than enough to tell…
Bad memories in my life:
Getting made fun of by Erin Olsen in 8th grade.
Having surgery at a hospital.
The music in The Lorax.
Vibrant and colorful, but oh-so-unfunny! I can't honestly recall a single moment where The Lorax made me laugh. Not even a hearty chuckle or a related thought of amusement. And clearly I'm not alone in being underwhelmed by this film.
I've never read any of the children's books by the beloved Dr. Seuss, but I can scarcely imagine this doing any kind of justice to the original story. It means well I'm sure, but the eco-friendly message at its core holds no subtlety whatsoever, while simulatenously struggling to be hip, in an obvious attempt to keep the tweens from reaching for their cell phones.
They overdo it bit also with the inherent bubbliness; sharing similarities with what often feels like…
What a butcher of the original
*Review to come*
Not sure what all the hate for this film is about. Personally I love it. Watched it at least 5 times now!
Geweldige film. Erg van genoten. Ook weer een film waarvan je kunt leren. Bomen zijn zo belangrijk in het leven!!
Film #5 Scavenger Hunt 9
Task #6 Unseen Film From A Genre You Love
I really wanted to love this movie. I have always been a huge fan of animation and see as many as I can. I thought everyone in this movie did a great job. I'm not sure if I had ever read The Lorax. I know I read a lot of Dr. Seuss growing up, but I don't remember The Lorax. The story has a good message, but I felt it was over preachy. It really felt like they were nailing in an agenda which of course you really have to blame Dr. Seuss probably for rather than the script writer or director or anything like that. I also thought the movie would be funnier. It had been on my list for a while and I'm kind of glad I finally got it off my list, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.
Weirdly ironic with the film feeling largely like a corporate cash-grab, yet I can't help but like it a little bit.
Amazingly constructed artwork that tells a very worthwhile, educational story of impact of large business on our quality of life and lifestyle in general.
The music in this film is simple, yet incredibly effective and important to the whole story telling mechanism.
I can re-watch this once a month and not get bored from it.
A very pleasant animated film with a lightly heartwarming story, a good soundtrack and just a genuine good feeling to it. Enjoyed it.
Has some nice musical numbers, a decent story and its heart in the right place, but wasn't as funny as I had hoped. Enjoyable.
Movies based on books, short stories, novels & novellas, poems, etc.
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